Steem Saturday is in the news

in steem-saturday •  2 years ago

Press releases have been sent out and IT Web is the first South African Teck news site to be running the story.

http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157024:Steemit-expands-reach-into-Africa-with-community-event-set-for-Johannesburg&catid=69

I'm pasting the content below. Lets see if @cheeta can pick up if its gone up in any other places yet... ;)

Steem Saturday, an event created by community members from the revolutionary decentralised social media platform Steemit, will kick off in Johannesburg this Saturday, October 29. The South African city was chosen to host the first ever iteration of the event, which will draw over 100 Steemit users, blockchain enthusiasts and financial experts. Steem Saturday has quickly developed momentum; Through their Steemit community members, Quadro IT proposed it in September on the Steemit platform, and it gathered so much support that the event will move to a new city around the world every Saturday.

As a key advisor to Steem Saturday, Jaco Rossouw said: "I've been involved in business and IT for 21 years and I've never seen such an amazing opportunity like Steemit before. Steem Saturday will bring together the growing list of fans and contributors for a series of meet-ups, talks and social activities. It will be an opportunity to discuss not just the success of Steemit, but how to develop the platform so that it can be applied as a better solution to real world problems."

Steem Saturday is open to anyone and is free to register and attend. The Johannesburg event will see a keynote address from Steemit CEO Ned Scott, as well as @gavvet, who is currently the top South African user.

Scott said: "These initiatives are truly incredible. One of our goals starting this project was to reward people for their contributions and ideas through the power of the blockchain. This is yet another example of people doing so, and making a difference in their own way. It's my privilege to be in attendance and help find ways to see Steemit disrupt the fintech industry even further."

Steem Saturday will be funded by local community sponsors. It precedes the highly anticipated SteemFest, which is a three-day conference being held in Amsterdam from November 11-13, organised by another group of Steemit community members. Scott will be in attendance.

As the organiser and key sponsor, QuadroIT is very excited to be involved with both the event and the Steem platform. QuadroIT MD, Robert Marshall, who will be the host at the event, said "Through our investigation of the blockchain and various crypto currencies, we found Steem, and we are seeing this event as a launch pad to use both their currency and their Blockchain and platform to solve a number of pan African real world challenges."

QuadroIT is a small niche company that takes technology solutions into Africa via a network of partners in various African companies, and aims to use both blockchain technologies and Crypto Currency to solve numerous African problems in finance, medical, mining, energy and goods trading sectors with this as an underpinning.

Event registration can be done at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steem-saturday-johannesburg-south-africa-29-october-2016-tickets-27984775216

Registration is free, open to all and press is more than welcome to register via this link too.

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This is awesome! Where do we apply to host Steem Saturday? I'm in Gothenburg, and my friend is also on Steemit, I don't know how many users we are here.Maybe I will start a campaign, get on the waiting list. I suggest free beer and food to participants, and we will do some good marketing!

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Hi Shiri,

Please send me a direct message if you are on it. @jacor, I can help you with everything from templates for event, banners printing templates and and and ... we woud love if you can host a Steem Saturday in your area. :) We have many people looking to do the same in their countries and areas :) Our goal is to have one Steem Saturday somewhere in the world each Saturday of the year :)

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cheetah for the win. :-)

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You go cheetah.... we were hoping you would pick up another site or two as well....

Well done guys. This is fantastic.
I know that there has been some serious effort put into this... Thank you guys. Really great job. I can't wait!

good news!

Good stuff - more exposure for the event means more exposure for steemit. Good work guys!

Awesome guys! thanks for making this happen

Intriguing project. Look forward to learning more.

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